Been going to see plays and performances at Santa Monica's City Garage for about a year now, and must say in general I like their repertoire very much. My term for much of what they do is "Theatre of Dreams." Rather than anything really linear, we experience something with the logic of dreams, sometimes as if a dream is precisely what we're viewing. Almost Equal To by Jonas Hassen Khemiri takes this idea into another iteration, in which the characters share not only what is happening in the real world (or what we call "real") but some of their minds.
Which almost makes this a naturalistic work, by City Garage standards. Almost.
Almost Equal To plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm until July 2, 2017 at the City Garage, Building T1, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica CA 90404.